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New Year: IGP Arase Directs Senior Officers To Be Strict In Firearms Monitoring


The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr. Solomon Arase, has directed Senior Police officers across the country, to monitor strictly the use of firearms and ammunition by officers under them.

Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ACP Olabisi Kolawole, handed down IG’s directive Wednesday in an interview with the NAN in Lagos.

The order, she said was sequel to some alleged killings by drunken and trigger-happy policemen in different parts of the country.

IGP Arase expressed sadness on the unlawful killings while justifying the need for the Assistant Inspectors-General, Commissioners and Area Commanders of various Commands and units to be strict in monitoring the usage of firearms.

Arase noted that Police personnel were supposed to account for arms and ammunition signed out to the Supervisor.

“No policeman is allowed to dispense any bullet without accounting for it to the Supervising officer”.

“No police man is allowed to kill unlawfully. It is an offence to be drunk while in uniform and carrying gun.

“Policemen have been trained on how and when to use the fire arms,’’ the Police Publicist restated.

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